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Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California--low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination--Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such as baseball games, parades, festivals, and churches into politicized spaces where workers voiced their grievances, debated strategies for  advancement, and built solidarity. Using oral history interviews, extensive citrus company records, and his own experiences in Corona, José Alamillo argues that Mexican Americans helped lay the groundwork for civil rights struggles and electoral campaigns in the post-World War II era.

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Alamillo (comparative ethnic studies, Washington State U., Pullman) draws on his personal experience of growing up in a company town of lemon growers as well as extensive research to recreate the personal lives, leisure activities, and political activism of the Mexican Americans who worked for the growers in the town of Corona, California. Attention is given as well to gender roles, and how these were reinforced or changed in relation to various clubs and organizations. By recreating Corona's society over an eighty-year span a detailed examination of ethnic and class relations in America is revealed that will be of interest to a wide range of readers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780252073250
Author:
Alamillo, Jose
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Editor:
Gjerde, Jon
Author:
Alamillo, Jose M.
Author:
Alamillo
Author:
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Author:
Alamillo, Jos
Author:
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Author:
Alamillo, Jose
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Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
SOC044000
Subject:
Mexican Americans - California - Corona -
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 photographs
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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